This is the Blade Vortex 250 Pro Bind-N-Fly FPV Racing Quad. The Blade brand and ImmersionRC have teamed up to deliver the cutting-edge Vortex 250 Pro multirotor with Spektrum technology. ProTuned for FPV racing, now pilots who want next-level performance can enjoy Bind-N-Fly convenience.
A Cutting-Edge Partnership
- Fully assembled and ready-to-race
- Industry leading Spektrum 2.4 GHz DSMX technology
- ImmersionRC F3 Fusion 32-bit flight control system
- OneShot 20A EzESCs and Custom 2204-2300Kv brushless motors
- Durable airframe with 4mm carbon-fiber motor arms
- Future-proof CleanFlight flight controller firmware (pre-loaded)
- ProTune capability with built-in 2MB black-box recorder
- Full graphic heads-up display with complete on-screen control and telemetry
- Eight 24-bit RGB LEDs and super-loud lost model alarm (installed)
- Integrated 40-channel NexWaveRF 5.8GHz video Tx with Dynamic Power Control
- FatShark 700TVL CMOS v2 FlightCam with tilt adjustment
In the world of the First-Person View experience, ImmersionRC has lead the way with technology that's easy to integrate with model aircraft. Combined with the great aircraft offered by Horizon Hobby brands, FPV is rising in popularity at an exponential level. The Blade Vortex 250 Pro BNF Basic is one more example of what great partnerships can do to help the RC community enjoy cutting edge technology. Not only is the Vortex 250 Pro a new level of mini-quad racing performance and convenience, it's venture that will help new and veteran RC enthusiast enjoy an incredible experience that's as close to climbing into the cockpit as it gets.
ImmersionRC introduced the original Vortex ARF when the FPV racing phenomena began. Now race seasoned experts across the globe have weighed in on how their power-packed little quad could be improved. Lighter, stronger and more powerful, the Blade® Vortex 250 Pro is the next-level ImmersionRC 250-class racer with the benefits of Bind-N-Fly so you can FPV race like a pro, right out of the box.
A Total Rush in One Box
The Blade® Vortex 250 Pro multirotor is a FPV quadcopter designed by ImmersionRC to give intermediate RC pilots a 250-class quad with cutting-edge performance. It's fully integrated, tuned and equipped so you can be competitive in a matter of minutes. Clean, strong and extremely robust, everything about this race-proven design is about one thing - speed. Just some of the goodies include a custom power system, cutting-edge 32-bit processing power and full-graphic jet fighter inspired OSD. Plus, there's even a programmable LED system you can customize to flash at the competition when it's time for them to eat your dust. The versatile power system features the robust support of either your 3S or 4S Li-Po battery. Fun, functional and future-proof, the Vortex 250 Pro is your key to crossing the finish line first.
Put Yourself in the Pilot's Seat
From a tiny video camera mounted on the multirotor, real-time action is delivered before your eyes on a headset you wear like eyeglasses. It's an RC experience so immersive that you'll feel as though you're actually sitting in the pilot's seat. The Spektrum, Fat Shark Teleporter V4 headset with digital head tracking and SpiroNET antenna (SPMVR1100) is an outstanding choice.
Fully integrated into this machine is the flight controller, full-graphic OSD, BlackBox recorder, 40-channel video transmitter and a dampened flight camera. Loose wiring in the Vortex 250 Pro is virtually nonexistent for a professional look that's easy to maintain.
Seven 32-Bit ARM Processors
Not many mini-quads out there like the Vortex 250 Pro racer can claim the cutting edge support of seven, fully integrated 32-bit ARM processors. There's a dedicated ARM for the flight controller, another for the full-graphic OSD, another just for the programmable LED board at the back of the quad and one ARM for each of the four custom high-performance ESCs.
Built to survive attempts at cutting down virtually anything in its path, the Vortex 250 Pro airframe features a 2mm top plate and 2mm bottom plate with 2mm FR4 skid plates. No less than 15 aluminum stand-off members complement the structure. Carbon fiber motor arms, 4mm thick, prevent motor twisting in the air and collapse against the ground.
Fusion F3 with CleanFlight
The highly integrated Fusion F3 flight controller is equipped with CleanFlight firmware pre-loaded and a 32-bit processor for an out-of-the-box control feel that seems almost intuitive. Plus, the software is future-proof with supporting updates easily uploaded via the robust USB port through-hole.
Dynamic Power Control
The Dynamic Power Control function of the video transmitter lowers power automatically when the Vortex 250 Pro is disarmed or ready for a race to start so that interference from other racers on the line is minimized.
Wireless Video Control
NexWaveRF 5.8 GHz video transmitter technology includes 40 channels of support so that it's compatible with any 5.8 GHz A/V headset on the market. The integrated RaceBand system allows up to eight pilots to fly together and is controlled via the OSD so choosing the clearest channel is all done through the flight transmitter.
The compact Vortex 250 Pro is flexible enough to feature both a flight cam and a second video recorder (sold separately). The included FatShark 700TVL v2 CMOS flight cam is protected from impact and supported by a carbon-fiber plate that's vibration dampened. Its adjustable bracket makes it possible to set the camera tilt for the forward view that suits you best.
The ProTune Advantage
The preloaded firmware has been ProTuned to make this quad fly like it's on rails. You can explore other ProTune uploads available and try out what some of the biggest names in FPV quad racing have shared so that the Vortex 250 Pro can fit your exact performance needs.
Big, Bright LEDs
A set of eight 24-bit RGB LEDs is protected between the upper and lower frames on the tail end. Through a dedicated 32-bit ARM processor, users can program a favorite color, brake lights, turn indicators or just about anything your imagination can conjure.
Custom ESCs with OneShot125
The custom ESCs have a 22-amp peak, fast OneShot125 communication protocol and regenerative braking for response that's cutting-edge. Each ESC has its own 32-bit ARM processor for the processing power to sustain intense maneuvering. Special rotorSENSE support means that the motor direction is simply programmed with the flick of a finger.
Custom V-Spec Motors
The custom high-speed V-Spec 2204 brushless outrunner motors feature a high-speed 2300Kv rating and spin Gemfan 5045 GF blunt-nose propellers for the punch to accelerate quickly and conquer the most demanding race courses.
Two megabytes of flash memory has been integrated for BlackBox flight log storage. This powerful capability combines the high-speed data in a way that makes tweaking PIDs (proportional-integral-derivative) to a very specific stabilization need simple.
Lost Model Alarm
Integrated into the Vortex 250 Pro is a lost model beeper that's loud enough to be coined "ear piercing." So if you ever cut loose, the ease of finding your Vortex 250 Pro will help you get back into the game fast.
Full Graphic Display with EzOSD
The full-graphic On Screen Display (OSD) on-board provides in-flight updates of critical parameters. The EzOSD menu allows all options to be programmed in the field using the RC transmitter and a headset or monitor. Several OSD layouts are included. A real-time interface with the flight controller enables artificial horizons, fighter-jet style displays and an exchange of flight parameters. All OSD layouts include screen-center alerts for critical warnings such as battery voltage, EzUHF Link Critical and more.
Now it's possible to start enjoying high-performance racing virtually the moment you open the box. Just add a charged battery, bind the model to your Spektrum DSMX technology compatible transmitter and fly.
Type: 250 Class FPV Racer
Main Rotor Diameter: 10.0 in (253mm)
Gross Weight: 14.6oz (415g)
Length: 11 inch (280mm)
Full-range 5+ channel, multi-function transmitter with Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM2/DSMX technology
Fat Shark 5.8GHz compatible FPV headset and/or FPV monitor
3S-4S 1350mAh Li-Po Flight Battery w/XT60 connector
Suitable Li-Po battery charger